February 01, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Extra DWI Enforcement Super Bowl Sunday

The Springfield Police Department will conduct proactive DWI enforcement Super Bowl Sunday. Additional officers will be assigned to proactive patrols throughout the city. Authorities are reminding bar-goers and people attending parties to plan ahead for a sober ride home. The Springfield Police Department and all partner agencies want to encourage all citizens to use 911 if they see an impaired driver out this weekend.

According to 2010 data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on Super Bowl Sunday alone, 40 percent of fatalities from motor vehicle crashes were connected to drunk driving.

Below are tips for having a safer Superbowl Sunday provided by NHTSA:

Whether attending the game, watching at a sports bar or hosting a party, NHTSA is reminding everyone that Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk and to ensure a designated driver is a member of their team. The agency also offers these additional safety tips:

If you are hosting a Super Bowl party:

Media Contact: Captain Dave Millsap at 417-874-2101
Release authorized by: Lt. Brian Phillips

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd